Two roos, two pullets, or one of each?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ladybug2001, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Ladybug2001

    Ladybug2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two buff orpingtons from this years flock. They both have developed combs a lot quicker then the other four, but one is more advanced and has poor feathering. I'm at a loss! The first time I had a roo it was obvious because they were all the same breed and he was the only one that was doing the obvious signs.

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    This is the one with poor feathering and the most progression of comb and waddles.
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    More advanced feathering, some comb and waddle but not as much as the first.
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    So we are wondering, are they both roos, pullets, or is one a roo and one a pullet?
     
  2. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are both cockerels. [​IMG] Handsome boys
     
  3. Ladybug2001

    Ladybug2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn. Two roos will over use 6 hens won't they?
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    1 male for every 10 females is what I keep seeing. My one cockerel was more active than his six hens liked.
     
  5. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 1 Roo and 9 hens and he over uses them all. I made saddles for all the ladies, poor things.
     
  6. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends I think. Some roosters are fine with a few and some need 10 or 12. Do you free range? If you free range sometimes you can have more than 1 roo with less than 10 or 12 hens. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ladybug2001

    Ladybug2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes i free range. But its only for a few hours unless someine is home due to dog problems.
     

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